A free Christmas pattern: quick embroidery (+ 4 quilts)

Christmas in July week at Stitch This!

Christmas in July week continues at Stitch This! In the tradition of the holiday to come (okay, not for five months—but it’s on its way!), we’d like to share a special gift with you. Free patterns for Christmas!

First, our latest free Christmas pattern: If you’re on the hunt for a quick handmade gift that’s both easy to start and quick to finish, add these pretty embroidered towels to your Handmade Holiday Gift List (download and print yours now). Embroidered linen towels are easy to make in multiples—even if you’re a newbie to embroidery.

Embroidered Christmas Hand Towels
Download the Christmas wreath and Christmas tree embroidery design FREE!

Add these pretty motifs to ready-made linen guest towels, or make your own towels to embroider. Use just four simple embroidery stitches to create the designs:

Embroidery stitches

Then accent each motif with shiny red seed beads.

Christmas wreath and Christmas tree embroidery design--free

The pattern also includes tips for transferring patterns, hiding thread knots, and preventing color bleeds. Sign in or register to download the Christmas wreath and Christmas tree embroidery design free right now.

You can also check out and download these easy Christmas quilt patterns. Free, you ask? Of course!

Free Christmas pattern from Sew Merry and Bright
Download the free Christmas pattern “You’re So Square Table Topper” from Linda Lum DeBono, the author of Sew Merry and Bright.

Free Christmas pattern from Merry Christmas Quilts
Download the free Christmas pattern “World of Christmas Joy” by Beth Kovich from Merry Christmas Quilts (save 40% on the eBook this week only).

Free Christmas pattern from Christmas Quilts from Hopscotch
Download the free Christmas pattern “Home for Christmas” from Christmas Quilts from Hopscotch by Heather Willms and Elissa Willms.

Free Christmas pattern from Christmas Cats and Dogs
Download the free Christmas pattern “Christmas Cat Chat” from Christmas Cats and Dogs by Janet Kime (save 40% on the eBook this week only).


The Christmas gift-making countdown continues. Here’s wishing you lots of fun stitching in the months ahead—and lots of checkmarks on your Handmade Holiday Gift List!

Which Christmas pattern are you downloading—and who will be the lucky giftee? Share the gift of your story in the comments!


11 Comments (leave a comment)

  • Beautiful! I went into a very high end linen shop one time and saw some dinner linens with very similar embroidery. I love these and will definitely be making table linens with this design!

    —Patty J. on July 11, 2013
  • I downloaded the beautiful embroidered Christmas wreath and tree. I plan to make them for my daughters and daughter-in-law. Simple and elegant. Thank you.

    —Janet Sabol on July 11, 2013
  • Thank you!! I’m downloading the embroidery pattern and "Christmas Cat Chat." And I’ll get right on them…as soon as I bind "Bali Love Song" and a Log Cabin quilt that I’m making for an October wedding present :).

    Leslie on July 11, 2013
  • I will be downloading the Peppermint Candy table runner. I think it is simple enough for me to make one for each of my sisters.

    —Bridget on July 11, 2013
  • The peppermint table runner would be a great fit for the community table my mom shares with 4 other nursing home ladies. The narrow size would be just right for their table. An early Christmas present to them from my mom (and me), Thanks for all your sharing. Kathy Pfaltzgraff

    —kathy pfaltzgraff on July 11, 2013
  • I love the embroidered tree and wreath. Not sure who’ll get them–maybe me, though I don’t think I could bear to let anyone wipe their hands on them! I downloaded them and will give them a go.

    —Jusa on July 11, 2013
  • To be honest, I wouldn’t make any of these patterns, but if I did, I’d choose the "World of Christmas Joy". I, already have a pattern similiar to it, and after all this time, I still haven’t made the quilt or wallhanging.

    The patterns are pretty though.

    Keep smiling,

    Lynnita Shipman on July 11, 2013
  • Tonite I tried to register with you so that I would be able to download the free patterns that I liked, but for whatever reason I was not able to. I would like to register. Can you help me with this process. I had never seen this site before.
    Thanks, Sharon

    Hi Sharon, you can visit this page to register. Just fill in the fields in the right-hand column and click the "register" button. Once your registration is complete and you are signed in, you can access our Freebies page.

    ~Jenny

    —Sharon on July 13, 2013
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  • I made 12 quilted tree skirts (all different) for each of my grandchildren this past year. Working on table runners this year 2015.

    —Barbara on April 7, 2015
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